A father and son, still reeling from recent family upheaval, happen upon a forgotten old park only to make an odd discovery: someone has been marking all the trees with wads of chewed gum!
Part Cat o’ Nine Tails and part Shameless (US), Pill Hill is the story of a father’s increasingly strange preoccupation with tracking down a chewing gum vandal while navigating the brave new world of single parenthood and his ex-wife’s shocking descent into addiction and abuse.
This darkly funny and utterly heartbreaking memoir plunges readers into a world of horrifying Tinder dates, lizard-people conspiracy theorists, meth, child protective services, black holes, and stress-induced psychosis.
Can he rise to the occasion and come to terms with his new reality? Or will he let the past drag him into a pit of despair and denial, threatening the thing he holds most dear: his relationship with his son. Also, who the hell is putting gum on the trees??